The Seattle Seahawks are headed to the playoffs. That much is known. What isn't known yet is whether they will be the NFC's top seed and enjoying home-field advantage, or if they will be the No. 5 seed and forced to endure three grueling road games to try to get to the Super Bowl.
The Seahawks have gotten to this point largely because they have assembled one of the deepest rosters in the past decade. They've had players miss time because of injuries and suspension, and the backups have stepped right in and performed.
This creates a situation where individual players aren't as critical to the team's success as people might expect, but that doesn't mean that all players are equally valuable.
Here are the seven most important players to Seattle's playoff success:
All stats are from NFL.com.